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Mar 7, 2007
I've been watching American Idol this season, and the show's been pretty much crap. Overall the guys this year are terrible. There's one or two that are average. And there's another one or two that have an interesting charisma. But most of them can barely hold a tune.
The girls are somewhat better. than water to their very good singers, but the last load of charisma for the most part. This year’s American Idol seems to be prime example of how the show doesn't work.
I think a couple of the girls probably are good enough to earn a recording contract. But all the extra hype that comes with American Idol, all the tours, and interviews are probably going to be wasted on the girls that will win at the end of the day.
One thing that continually bugs me about the show, is that the judges often say things like "you probably deserve a recording contract." What this says is that even if somebody has a good voice they are deserving or entitled to a recording contract. That seems to hype the show's fallacy more than anything. Nobody's entitled to anything in life. They don't learn it it's not worth much. That's essentially the crux of the problem with the show. It is an entertaining talent show, but it rings false when they start talking about entitlements, especially for tidbits 17 or 18 or 20 years old. Entitlements corrupts, but they corrupt the young more so than older people that are more protected from that false sense of deserving.
And then you've got a goofiness with the scandals again. One of the less talented (at singing) girls posed partially naked on some monument in Washington( World War II monument). She seems to have forgotten how to sing altogether since the initial tryout, she is only still in the competition because she's good looking. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little eye candy on TV every now and then. But I'm not so stupid as to ignore the fact that the eye candy as they are intentionally to pump up the ratings.Or was